For affordable accommodations just across the East River from Manhattan, choose Howard Johnson Inn Long Island City. You'll be staying in Queens, within a half-mile of the river and the waterfront Queensbridge Park. MoMA PS1, affiliated with the renowned Museum of Modern Art, is one of the longest-standing galleries completely devoted to contemporary art, and it's just a 20-minute walk south. The 21st Street - Queensbridge subway station, just a 5-minute walk south, offers easy access to historic Roosevelt Island and to Midtown Manhattan, both within 15 minutes via subway. Prefer to drive? The Queensboro Bridge is less than a mile away and leads straight to Midtown.
This Howard Johnson offers a slew of complimentary conveniences. You'll start the day with complimentary continental breakfast, and you can check your email throughout the hotel with complimentary wireless Internet access. Visit the fitness center for a little exercise, and then stop by the 24-hour business center to get some work done. Clean air is complimentary, too--the hotel is completely smoke-free.
After spending a day in the city, you can escape the hustle and bustle in a quiet guestroom. All rooms are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access and 32-inch plasma TVs with HBO. Stash a snack in the refrigerator, or make a cup of joe with the coffee/tea maker. Some rooms have views of the Manhattan skyline. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available.